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Poster: hseamons Date: Apr 2, 2011 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bear is Professor Frink from The Simpsons

Despite looking like the Nutty Professor, Professor Frink is Bear:


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/71/Frink.png

http://gdhour.com/cloudsurfing/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/bear-excerpt2.mp3





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Poster: hseamons Date: Apr 2, 2011 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear is Professor Frink from The Simpsons

Oh, this is my extrapolation.

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Apr 3, 2011 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear is Professor Frink from The Simpsons

Awesome thread!
"...saw the sound coming out of the speakers...." Looks like/sounds like Bear effectively used synesthesia to intuit some fundamental concepts of the physics of sound and apply them in an effective manner.

I often use headphones during meditation to mentally re-create 3-D soundscapes, and tweak delay times, etc., of 5.1 surround speakers in a linear arrangement to replay MOTB, etc., (non-shotgun)audience tapes.

Anybody else use linear arrangement 5.1 &/or tweak surround-sound settings with different audience recordings to enhance the spacial 'accuracy' of the recordings?

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Poster: hseamons Date: Apr 2, 2011 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear is Professor Frink from The Simpsons

"I have a strong tendency to use sculptural viewpoints in most things. For instance, when I'm working with sound, I work with sound in a three-dimensional fashion, which to me is palpably three-dimensional...it is physical, and you can walk through the hall and feel its shape and change. For instance, you experience a certain spacial form - dimensionality - if you listen to Old And In The Way with a set of headphones or something. Even with speakers: move around the room - you seem to be moving around the stage. It changes as you move around. It's like one time you'll be on one side, one time you'll be on another side, sometimes you'll be in the middle of it. It's always coherent. It's always three-dimensional, but this spacial image changes and your perception of it changes, but it seems palpable. It seems real, like a sculpture. It's the way I look at sound. It flashes back to that time when I saw the sound coming out of the speakers." -Bear



"I still only use two [audio] tracks. You don't need more than two because the way in which your ears work. You've only got two ears, but you can detect all kinds of different things with the information from two auditory sensing units - one on each side of your head. Those two units create a totally three-dimensional space in your mind, and that three-dimensional space which is created from your senses is as illusory as the reality of the sound. But what your ears do is they tap into the total matrix of what is in the room: all the energy that's in the room, whether it's bouncing off a wall or coming from the speaker or whatever, enters your ears and, inside, your brain sorts it out." -Bear






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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 2, 2011 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear vs Bose

Bear vs Bose

I used Bose 901 speaker arrays to achieve the sound Bear describes, but on a much smaller scale. Bose conducted research into psychoacoustics and eventually clarified the importance of a dominance of reflected sound arriving at the head of the listener, a listening condition that is characteristic of live performances. This finding led to a revised speaker design in which eight of nine identical small mid-range drivers (with electronic equalization) were aimed at the wall behind the speaker while one driver was aimed forward, thus ensuring a dominance of reflected over direct sound in home listening spaces, replicating the dominant reflected sound fields listeners experience in live performances.

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The new pentagonal design, named the Model 901, was a very unconventional design for speakers at the time (which were generally either full-size floorstanding units or bookshelf type speakers). The Model 901 premiered in 1968 and was an immediate commercial success, and the Bose Corporation grew rapidly during the 1970s.

Bose model 800 speakers (and re-wired model 901 speakers) were excellent speaker arrays for PA systems. These Bose speaker arrays are aimed facing forward, into the audience. Bose speaker arrays were a "best choice" used by many musicians for accoustic instruments and vocals. You have Bear passionately mentioning accoustic sound for Old and In The Way.

Cowboy Bar - Jackson Hole, WY in 1976 - Vince Gill w/ Bluegrass Alliance
soundman Monte Barry using re-wired Bose 901s (in foreground) & Bose 800s
bluegrass-alliance-1976-02.jpg

Bear taking speaker arrays to a whole other level in 1974
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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 2, 2011 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear is Professor Frink from The Simpsons

yes, EXACTLY! It's the sound! And, the "recordings" in this Archive run the gamut of those "sound" dimensions. I'd love to know if Bear ever knew how much INCREDIBLE sound they got in 1978 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. This Cold Rain and Snow - 1978 AUD track by MOTB is beautiful.

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Poster: hseamons Date: Apr 2, 2011 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear is Professor Frink from The Simpsons

Had an out-of-body mushroom tea experience at Red Rocks. Can't say I'd like to relive the initial parts of it.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 2, 2011 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear is Professor Frink from The Simpsons

date, source, and lineage?

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Poster: hseamons Date: Apr 2, 2011 7:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear is Professor Frink from The Simpsons

01/13/91, David Gans interview, FM internet stream......

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 2, 2011 8:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear is Professor Frink from The Simpsons

Okay, thanks. Personally, I dosed about 250 times - most were double-dosages. 1974 would be my last time dosing voluntarily. I was spiked a few times in 1976 when I was on the road as soundman. Like Bear, that's me.

What LiA just posted about Weir's firing sums it up this way, Bobby says: “In the old days, we’d wake up every day and play… When we were at the Potrero Theater, we used to go in every day and play. We’d take a lot of psychedelics and play for long periods of time. We’d get into monstrous jams, truly monumental – they had a life of their own, and never lived again.

From 1971 - 1973, I went to Rochdale numerous times. I vividly remember taking doses to stay awake while driving all night up the NY State Thruway to get to Rochdale College. This was the place to be in Toronto during the late '60s and early '70s. Rochdale was the home of hippies, utopians, acid heads, exotic dancers, bikers, flower children, American draft dodgers, Portuguese draft dodgers, feminists, communards, lost souls, found souls, kids, Krishnas, irritating primal screamers, slackers, drifters, grafters, and drug dealers of every size, shape, disposition, and level of intelligence and style. According to the CBC Archives, by 1971 Rochdale had become known as "North America's largest drug distribution warehouse." Hash, pot, and LSD were in large supply. My posting about Rochdale College is here.

Hippie Temptation interview question in 1967:
Would you say that your movement or your "hip idea" essentially is connected up to drugs?

Jer: "Yeah, that's a large part of the framework."

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Poster: splue Date: Apr 2, 2011 8:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear is Professor Frink from The Simpsons

was that the stuff given out by the CIA? Did u ever gain telekinetic powers of any sort? I recently saw that movie with Drew (my hero) would u recommend higher doses at less frequency or lower dosages more often? I am not interested in making things burn but I would love to be able to cook the perfect Flambeau Roast